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Border Separation ImageSeparating Families at the U.S. Border

A number of reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine contain an extensive body of evidence on the factors that affect the welfare of children—evidence that points to the danger of separating children from their parents.  Research indicates that family separations jeopardize the short-and long-term health and well-being of the children involved. 

Read the statement of the National Academies' Presidents urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to stop family separations.

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities

Psychosocial Concepts in Humanitarian Work with Children: A Review of the Concepts and Related Literature

Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative

Early Childhood Development and Learning: New Knowledge for Policy

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

What Do We Know About Immigrants in the U.S.?

Integration of Immigrants into American Society Cover
This National Academies report answers questions about what is known about immigrants and how they are integrating into society in areas such as education, health, crime, and language.  


Read the report  |  Download the Report in Brief (pdf)  |  Top Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know about Immigration  |  Immigration and Health and Health Care  |  Immigration and Language Integration  |  Immigration and Crime   Immigration and legal Status and Civic Participation  | Immigration and Families/Children

Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration cover

What is the economic and fiscal impact of immigration on the national, state, and local levels? This National Academies report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years and its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers.


Read the report  |  Download the Report Highlights (pdf)  |  Webinar Overview

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